TRAK (Therapeutic Ranch for Animals and Kids)

  • Location
    Tucson, Arizona
  • Status
  • Age Level
    11 to 13 Years
  • Group Type
    School-Based Program

The Problem

We wanted to volunteer our time to help clean this ranch, feed the animals and socialize with them. We also helped to set up a birthday party!

Our Plan

We arrived at 7 am and stayed until 11 am. We also met with another R&S group in Oro Valley, Desert Harmony. All together we were 20 people. We planned on doing whatever was need around the ranch to help out!

Themes Addressed

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    Animal Welfare
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The Benefit

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Here is how the project went:

We had a lot of fun volunteering at this ranch. The students learned about what it takes to care for farm animals, how to keep them clean and how to keep the farm tidy. We also helped to set up a birthday party.

Through this project I/we learned:

We learned about how to handle farm animals, what they need to eat, how to clean out stalls, read animal body language and what behaviors to watch out for.

What I/we might change:

If they allowed, we would like to come later in the morning because it was really cold! Also, an organize break would be good to eat and share our ideas.

My/our favorite part of this project was:

We enjoyed playing with baby goats, feeding the sheep, pigs and goats and cuddling with chickens.

Some tips, tricks or fun facts about the project:

Make sure to dress in layers and clothing & shoes that are very causal and comfortable. Also, these animals are being fed organic produce from the nearby Whole Foods that would have otherwise been thrown out!

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